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After-school activities for children in partnership with Women's Voices

Funded by Awards for All and in collaboration with Women's Voices, we offered exciting and engaging creative sessions for children during the February holidays at Manchester's Burhan Centre.

After seeing a strong interest from their members, we provided creative and active sessions with arts, crafts, and games incorporating dance, and the positive feedback from facilitators, partners, and, most importantly, the children themselves highlighted the need for these sessions to continue locally.

Activities ranged from mask-making with cultural exploration, creating paper puppets, and learning about Lunar New Year.

The aim was to blend diverse crafts with new educational topics, and young participants really enjoyed the sessions as they made new friends and expressed their creativity with their peers.

However, the sessions showed that there was a need for more extensive support, especially for neurodiverse children within the group.

Feedback included:

  • 'It was quite fun and I am really proud of my dragon and its world!'

  • 'It was really fun and creative because this shows that cultural people do this and it really shows we are all equal.'

  • 'It was my first time doing this and it was very fun. The best part about is was when we were making the design.'

A huge thank you to our participants, partners, and funders, and see you next time for more arts, crafts, and dance!

Find out more about our work engaging socially isolated and vulnerable people in Manchester here.


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